ERIC Number: ED229088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Low Cost/High Value Staff Development Program.
Caswell, Jackie Moe
In 1974, the Career Development and Renewal Program (CDRP) was created to train staff in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) for placement in three new District colleges. Currently, the program offers renewal and career-path training to staff; provides for a bank of personnel for internal promotion opportunities; and broadens employee understanding of the DCCCD and community college education. To participate in the CDRP, an employee must have supervisory approval and a proposed project of quality. After projects have been selected, a formal set of activities is planned for the participants including an orientation, four workshops, special activities (e.g., attendance at DCCCD board and council meetings), and the formulation of goals acceptable to both participant and supervisor. With time-frames varying from a full academic year to one day a week for a semester, the projects involve internships in vertical advancement positions; understudy activities whereby an employee shadows another staff member working in an area in which he/she wishes to pursue career opportunities; and special research or study projects. As there is currently no budget for the program, most participants' time is given voluntarily and in addition to their required job responsibilities. Since 1975, 33 faculty members, 47 administrators, and 31 non-contract employees have participated in the program, and current plans call for the expansion of the CDRP into university and business settings. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dallas County Community Colleges TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the World Futures Society's Education Section (5th, Dallas, TX, February 13-16, 1983).